The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Black Hills's revenues will grow 18.0% and EPS will expand 35.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $285.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.42.
Last quarter, Black Hills chalked up revenue of $380.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $365.9 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.87. GAAP EPS of $0.97 for Q1 were 43% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.68 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 33.0%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.0%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.3%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.27 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.33.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 98 members out of 110 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 38 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 36 give Black Hills a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Black Hills is hold, with an average price target of $41.83.
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